October 3, 2007 10 Comments
In addition to Southern Gospel, I also enjoy listening to the Beach Boys (can’t beat the harmony!). I recently purchased a 5 CD box set of the Beach Boys covering their career from 1961-1993. This got me thinking, why are there no box sets for Southern Gospel artists? Groups like The Statesmen, The Cathedrals, Gold City, The Goodmans, The Inspirations, The Florida Boys, and others who have been around for ages definitely have the material to cover such a thing. My Beach Boys set includes unreleased tracks that didn’t make the cut on albums. Does this happen in SG? Do you record say 16 tracks and then limit your CD to the best 12? If so, that provides some great material for a box set. Who wouldn’t like to hear a couple of unreleased gems by the Cathedrals? I would think there is definitely a market for these sets. What do you think?